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BECKLEY

APPLIED INNOVATION CENTER

Located at WVU Tech, the Beckley LaunchLab offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help advance innovative entrepreneurs. To start, fill out our intake form.

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WVU’s LaunchLab is here to help students, faculty and staff develop and grow their own business ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation.

About LaunchLab

Intake Form

If you have an idea for a new company or product, turn it into a reality at the LaunchLab! For details on filling out the Intake form view our FAQs page.  

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Meet the Team

Our Team believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are the keys to economic prosperity for our students, the region and the state, and we’re ready to unlock your potential.

 Meet the Team

Upcoming Opportunities

Fall 2019

Come learn about the resources available to you at the Beckley LaunchLab Open House on August 29, 2019!

Learn how to develop a pitch and immediately put those skills to use at our How to Pitch/Lightning Pitch Event! 

Be a change-maker. Take part in the first WVU Impact Challenge weekend from September 27-29, 2019.

Join us for Manufacturing Day on October 8, 2019! Students will compete in a 5-minute pitch to win funding for their manufactured product. 

Save the date for our Adventure Recreation Pitch Competiton on November 5, 2019! This event will be taking place on both the Morgantown and Beckley campuses.


Featured News

Nima's AR Tech Example

Tech student aims to turn distracting phones into valuable teaching tools

In the spring, Nima came up with an idea for an app to use as an educational tool. He took his idea to the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, who awarded him a grant to purse developing the app. 

For now, he's calling the app "Project AR," and it’s designed to allow students to experience augmented reality as a component of their day-to-day coursework. 

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This was the second annual demo day expo!

WVU celebrates explosion of innovation and entrepreneurship at second annual Demo Day

At West Virginia University, students, faculty and staff are charged with pursuing world-changing discoveries, innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges, academic engagement and excellence, and they are responding to the call.

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These are the winners of the I heart idea hub pitch challenge.

Students showcase innovation and entrepreneurship across the Mountain State

Thursday, April 25 turned out to be a big day for Golden Bears as dozens of WVU Tech students showcased their work at events in Beckley and Morgantown. On campus, more than 40 students shared their senior design and research projects at the fifth-annual WVU Tech Student Design Expo.

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WVU LaunchLab at Beckley hosts the idea pitch competition.

WVU entrepreneurs selected to participate in National Science Foundation I-Corps training

Two West Virginia University entrepreneurs have been selected to attend the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) training program beginning May 5 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Innovation building

LaunchLab Beckley Location and Hours:

Innovation Building  |   WVU Tech

109 Innovation Center 
Beckley, WV 
304-929-1343 
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


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